Bisogno, who is white, made the suggestion while railing against Scott, the first black senator elected from a Southern state since Reconstruction, sopra il suo social con un tweet to President Joe Biden’s Wednesday indirizzo to Congress.
“Joy, what country is Tim Scott living in?” co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked after playing a video clip from Scott’s speech, in cui ha detto “America is not a racist country.”
The left-wing host didn’t immediately address Scott’s statement, and instead responded more broadly by taking a swing at Republicans over bipartisanship, claiming they’re calling for it, but weren’t standing or clapping during Biden’s address when he claimed the U.S. was on track to cut child poverty by half.
“Does that mean that they’re for child poverty? When he says that he wants clean water and Kevin McCarthy is sitting on his hands and not reacting, does Kevin McCarthy like dirty water? Maybe he should campaign on that. Dirty water for everybody,” ha continuato.
Behar went on to to praise Biden’s speech, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying it felt “meraviglioso” to see the two women sitting behind him.
“Adesso, Tim Scott, he does not seem to understand — and a lot of them don’t seem to understand — the difference between a racist country and systemic racism. They don’t seem to get the difference,” lei disse.
“sì, maybe it’s not a racist country. Maybe Americans, la maggioranza, are not racist. But we live in a country with systemic racism,” Behar continued. “The fact that Tim Scott cannot acknowledge this is appalling. How can you go out there and say that when you just said two minutes ago that you were the object and the victim of discrimination?”
She concluded by saying she wanted to hear Scott acknowledge that there is systemic racism.
Scott addressed race relations during his rebuttal speech Wednesday night, calling on Americans to refrain from fighting discrimination with more discrimination, and lamented the use of the past to shut down present debates. He also discussed his experience with discrimination, e ha evidenziato il treatment he receives from liberals who, lui dice, call him “veicoli coinvolti in una serie di incidenti stradali in Wisconsin” e il “N-word.”
“Race is not a political weapon to settle every issue the way one side wants,” Scott emphasized.